Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Assembly questions and answers for the Shapeoko 3 CNC Mill
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by AnonymousPerson » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:52 pm

edwardrford wrote:Another Update! v1.93 Here: http://bit.ly/1iAfiJQ

-Edward
Looking good. :)

Noticed a very minor nitpick thing when scanning through:
  • On page 18, in the main text it has a sentence using "**" to indicate bold. "**Note that it's ..." Would it be better to remove the "**" surrounding it, and use bold formatting for that sentence? Guessing it was originally written with ** prior to transfering to PDF, and got missed. ;)
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Also noticing the background Carbide 3D is generally very light for most pages, but on some pages it's very dark and kinda gets in the way. To see what I mean, in dual page format take a look at pg 18 and 19 on the screen at the same time. pg 18 is clear, pg 19 has darkened background logo, and is a bit less clear.

Not a showstopper by any means though. ;)
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by AnonymousPerson » Thu Sep 17, 2015 8:55 pm

The "Included Tools" list on pg vii is incorrect too. S3T01 and S3T07 aren't included any more, and haven't been for a while. Probably best to drop them, to avoid any confusion. Also noticed a typo on the page before:
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by cvoinescu » Thu Sep 17, 2015 9:37 pm

That table could use some work, formatting-wise. There's plenty of space filled with cute Carbide honeycomb, but, for that page alone, it would make sense to give up some tungsten-laden honey and give the table the horizontal space it needs to avoid wrapping. More space between the two columns (or a vertical rule) would also help a bit.

I like the "Cable Ti". Obviously, that's what you use to attach a Raspberry Pi to the machine.
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by AnonymousPerson » Thu Sep 17, 2015 10:02 pm

cvoinescu wrote:I like the "Cable Ti". Obviously, that's what you use to attach a Raspberry Pi to the machine.
Titanium Cabling even? :D
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by Nathan.Walton » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:51 am

Regarding the new instruction manual: Looks like the link from the main page is still way, way out of date. I can confirm this, since I just spent most of the day struggling through assembly with the April instructions. (Silly me, I didn't dig through the forum, and assumed the official instructions were actually correct and current.) Between that and the several missing parts, this has not been a terribly fun build.

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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by WillAdams » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:56 am

What link do you mean?
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by Nathan.Walton » Sun Sep 20, 2015 1:58 am

WillAdams wrote:What link do you mean?
The link to the assembly instructions on the bottom of the main http://www.shapeoko.com/ page.

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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by WillAdams » Sun Sep 20, 2015 2:01 am

OIC.

Sending an e-mail on that now.
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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by BennettBenson » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:04 am

Page 27 of version 1.93 shows attaching the X axis left belt clip. The picture shows it getting screwed in with 2 washers. This caused an "aw crap, did I do the other ones wrong?" but I believe no washers are included or referenced anywhere else.

Page 27 - I'm making slow but steady progress.

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Re: Shapeoko 3 - Assembly Instructions (preliminary)

Post by BennettBenson » Mon Sep 21, 2015 1:14 am

And the same page references M2 Nylock nuts. My kit came with regular nuts.

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